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    So on march the 21st thieves at least two of them broke into my workshop. Now I thought no one would ever nick my bike as it is a pain to get out of the garden seems I was wrong. These chaps were determined. Tried to remove the cladding but it is a lined insulated shed smashed the window but failed there.

    Tried the other windows again failed so they ripped down the security lights and went for the door. The managed to jemmy a lock off and a deadlock. Cut off a chain and disclok and I never heard a thing. They even moved the Burgman to get it out. Neighbour heard a van at about 3am.
    So who has had a bike nicked and how did the dialogue go with the insurance company? Do they look to pay private prices or dealer prices? Bike had a 200 quid camera attached and my bloody satnav Garmin 660 was under the seat. Can I expect to be rogered with no lube😱

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    Crikey, they definitely wanted it if they put all that effort in...

    Can't help with one companies I'm afraid, I've had good and bad experiences. Fingers crossed you have a good one.

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    Bugger

    They really were determined. Van, tools, time, etc.

    Anyone locally that has CCTV, might have captured them following you home?

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    Re not hearing anything.

    Suggestion I read was, if you have mains power, put in a baby monitor.

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    Bloody hell, sounds like they were very determined indeed.

    Sorry I dont know anything that would help, good luck getting the insurance sorted.

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    Pretty sure I was targeted. Bike hadn't been on the road for two weeks. They nicked a load of tools as well bastards . Workshop is now alarmed and I have installed cctv. Bit late mind. SOCO came and checked for prints seems they were wearing marigolds plenty of foot prints in the soil but no solid evidence. Canvassed locals with cctv and put posters up. Nothing. Gutted as I had just fitted pannier rails. They left the panniers. As an ex Royal Enginner I may allegedly have devised items that may inconvenience the next bastard who tries it.

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    Sorry to hear about the bike.

    In terms of insurance, play hard ball from the outset. Your bike was the best example of that model ever seen on a concourse, it had a full service history, low miles, was meticulously looked after etc. Start searching online for the same model, same age, similar mileage etc from dealers across the country.

    When it comes to the initial offer (which will be low and probably based on private sales), reject it and submit your evidence of dealer examples and argue that you’d only ever buy from a dealer as you aren't in the trade*. In terms of the accessories, check you bike and household insurance policies for cover. IIRC household insurers are often sniffy about levels of insurance for sheds.

    * many years ago, I had a total loss on a car, the insurer came up with a low ball offer, I countered with dealer adverts, they argued the point, I then asked them to underwrite a warranty (at their cost) on buying private versus a garage / my trade isn’t related to motors and I wouldn’t expect a lay person to be able to pick a suitable pension from an advert. I got top book.

    HTH

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    Sorry to hear that. Unfortunately I seem to be hearing of quite a few bike thefts since the lockdown. Maybe there aren't enough customers for flytipping services, or something.

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    I reckon the best alarm is a dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    I reckon the best alarm is a dog.
    A mate's house was broken into (patio windows removed), his dogs didn't make a sound

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silly Car View Post
    Sorry to hear about the bike.

    In terms of insurance, play hard ball from the outset. Your bike was the best example of that model ever seen on a concourse, it had a full service history, low miles, was meticulously looked after etc. Start searching online for the same model, same age, similar mileage etc from dealers across the country.

    When it comes to the initial offer (which will be low and probably based on private sales), reject it and submit your evidence of dealer examples and argue that you’d only ever buy from a dealer as you aren't in the trade*. In terms of the accessories, check you bike and household insurance policies for cover. IIRC household insurers are often sniffy about levels of insurance for sheds.

    * many years ago, I had a total loss on a car, the insurer came up with a low ball offer, I countered with dealer adverts, they argued the point, I then asked them to underwrite a warranty (at their cost) on buying private versus a garage / my trade isn’t related to motors and I wouldn’t expect a lay person to be able to pick a suitable pension from an advert. I got top book.

    HTH
    Thanks SC first bike I ever had nicked so all new to me.

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    Sorry to hear this maccecht, I wonder how they manage to make so little noise using a cordless grinder.

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    Oh bollocks. The tools thing is what will bite as well as you have built up a decent collection and exactly for what you work with. Really sorry to hear this.

    Hope that insurance play ball and you get top book price.

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    Bastards. Hopefully thy'll get caught robbing the wrong person one day and that person will get all Saudi on them!

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    Sorry to hear it Mac.

    I hope you get a good payout and get some sort of compensation for the tools as well. Fingers crossed for you.

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